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Showcase entertains with dance routines and other performances

Showcase entertains with dance routines and other performances

Anna Davenport

April 17, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

Students show the fruits of their hard work at the annual Showcase at the former Laredo Civic Center (now the Martinez Performing Arts Complex) on Monday, March 26.

Pesticide research paves way to Intel science fair

Pesticide research paves way to Intel science fair

Ashley Martinez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

An art student’s investigation into alternatives to pesticide on crops earned her a trip to an international science fair competition. Isabella Lopez, a senior from Vidal M. Trevino School of Communication and Fine Arts who also attends J.W. Nixon High School, did her project on “A chemical reaction...

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus

Aryanna Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under #VMThrowback, #VMTSeniorsReminisce, Features, Showcase

“When we stepped off the bus at the Harding Building, an immediate feeling of nostalgia came over me. It was like I was a freshman all over again. It was a very joyous moment,” dance student Katherine Serna said as she got off the bus at the old building. On March 1 seniors took a trip bac...

Art student wins trip to the international science fair

Art student wins trip to the international science fair

Jacqueline Mata, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

VMT art student Megan Yeary’s science fair project on wildlife earned her a trip to the Intel international competition. Yeary’s project, called “The Effects of Isolated Frequencies on Wildlife in its Natural Habitat,” is focused on how ultrasound frequencies will affect wildlife and how the...

Students show their talents at the annual Showcase

Students show their talents at the annual Showcase

Justyne Bernal, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

The school's annual Showcase took place at the former Laredo Civic Center (now the Martinez Performing Arts Complex) on Monday, March 26....

Military career leads to JROTC teaching position

Military career leads to JROTC teaching position

Addy Melgar, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Magnet Magazine, Showcase

Lt. Col. Bennie Feagin (ret.) is a military officer who has really impacted many people’s lives including the ones of his cadets at J.W Nixon High School. “He really helped me get out of my shell,” Alexia Garcia, a sophomore cadet said. Feagin on his 28 years of deployed has visited countries...

A veteran journalist looks for the unexpected when he looks for stories to publish

A veteran journalist looks for the unexpected when he looks for stories to publish

Stephanie Martell, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Magnet Magazine, Showcase

Miguel Angel Martell is a passionate journalist. This 35-year-old man also loves politics; most of his work is about it. He has published several magazines edited and made by him, not with other people, just himself. Miguel joined journalism thanks to his father, Victor Martell Cisneros, Victor was...

VMT art student strives to achieve dream

VMT art student strives to achieve dream

Emilia Vela, Staff writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Magnet Magazine, Showcase

“In 8th grade, I basically figured everything out with what I wanted to do with my life and its art.” VMT art student Liberty Garcia earlier this year won an award at the district’s STEM Technology expo for her T-shirt design creating the winning STEAM logo. But for her art isn’t just a hobby...

Emotions pour out as seniors reminisce

Emotions pour out as seniors reminisce

Lucero Rea

March 9, 2018


Filed under #VMThrowback, #VMTSeniorsReminisce, Features, Showcase

VMT's seniors of Class 2018 visited the old campus located in downtown Laredo to reminisce their freshman year on March 1....

Family experiences paranormal activities in their home

Family experiences paranormal activities in their home

America Moreno, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Magnet Magazine, Showcase

Since childhood, my family and I have experienced many paranormal activities in our household. The activities usually happened to my older sisters, Kimberly and Blanca Moreno. On occasions, it happened to other family relatives such as my brother-in-law, Frank Rodriguez. Most of the activities happened...

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